In 2019, we reported on a somewhat over-the-top rendition of the Ecto-1 that gave the Cadillac a monster truck makeover, with a 4×4 RC toy car being found on Walmart store shelves.
Released by Jada Toys, the same company behind the widely available 1:24 and 1:32 Ectomobile models, the RC car was one of many unexpected toys made as part of the 35th anniversary of the franchise, a celebration that even spawned an action figure mashup between Ghostbusters and the WWE.
While we assumed that the 4×4 RC car was a thing of the past, it appears that the toy has been rereleased, complete with new updated packaging, similar to Hasbro’s Plasma Series, along with the obvious removal of the 35th-anniversary logo.
Twitter user @KateMcKinnonAUS, known as Answer the Second Call, sent over the news, informing us that the khaki-clad rerelease was found at a TK Maxx in Australia.
Available at TKMAXX #Ghostbusters @GBNewsdotcom #Australia #answerthesecondcall pic.twitter.com/mwt3ao1ClG
— #AnswerTheSecondCall (@KateMcKinnonAUS) December 7, 2022
No word on just how big the rerelease will stretch, but given Jada Toys’ retail footprint within North America, it’s likely that those within the United States still looking to get their hands on the Monster Truckin’ Ecto-1 could soon get their chance!
If you come across this item at your local retail outlet, no matter your location, don’t hesitate to reach out through our contact page, letting us know!